I think there should be a rule that everyone in the world should get a standing ovation at least once in their lives.
no, no, it's not all random, if it really was all random, the universe would abandon us completely. and the universe doesn't. it takes care of its most fragile creations in ways we can't see. like with parents who adore you blindly. and a big sister who feels guilty for being human over you. and a little gravelly-voiced kid whose friends have left him over you. and even a pink-haired girl who carries your picture in her wallet. maybe it is a lottery, but the universe makes it all even out in the end. the universe takes care of all its birds.
Sometimes I think my head is so big because it is so full of dreams
The best way to measure how much you've grown isn't by inches or the number of laps you can now run around the track, or even your grade point average-- though those things are important, to be sure. It's what you've done with your time, how you've chosen to spend your days, and whom you've touched this year. That, to me, is the greatest measure of success.
I actually like how doctors talk. I like the sound of science. I like how words you don't understand explain things you can't understand.
The things we do outlast our mortality. The things we do are like monuments that people build to honor heroes after they've died. They're like the pyramids that the Egyptians built to honor the pharaohs. Only instead of being made of stone, they're made out of the memories people have of you.
Quello che è forte, dei bambini piccoli, è che non dicono le cose con l’intenzione di ferire, anche se poi lo fanno. È che non sanno veramente quello che dicono. I ragazzi grandi no: loro lo sanno, quello che dicono.
You don’t need your eyes to love, right? You just feel it inside you. (Isabel Pullman)